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in this community are accusing government agencies here than with the wealthier parts of the city. every person on this block lost everything. >> staten island has had enough. >> we want everyone to know that we are hurting here and we need help. >> residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived. >> i think we are not getting the attention because we are a working class neighborhood and it is a fend for yourself kind of thing. >> on the streets of this community where the death toll has reached 19 frustration played out on live television. >> you need to come here and help us please. >> the borough president called it a disgrace. >> the red cross is nowhere to be found. all of these people making the big salaries should be out there on the frowned lines and i am disappointed. >> the rescross says it is sending ten vehicles with food and water. >> officials are questioning the authorities. the city is talking about getting water out of the battery tunnel and preparing for a marathon we are pulling bodies out of the water. do you see the disconnect here? >> they are going to house to hous
words, they funded the government until the spring at which point they're going to try to come back and do something about it. the president's proposal, his budget proposal, which as everybody knows has not been enacted for a 3% cut to fema, including disaster relief funds. the republican proposal, the nearest thing to it, would pass the house of representatives as represented by paul ryan, the chairman of the budget committee, would have across-the-board cuts of about 22% and presumably we don't know for sure, that would include fema. but again, all of the kind of ambiguous at this point, all of it up in the air. they're going to have to come back after the election in a lame-duck session anyway, try to figure out what to do about that fiscal cliff. they would probably fund fema in the interim. republicans are going to insist that any funding of fema over and above what is planned is offset with cuts elsewhere. so basically, we could be looking at the same old story here, steve. >> hey, mike, it's krystal. we know the president's back on the campaign trail, but he and his administr
't drive and for many, there's still no power. it is getting ugly. government doesn't look so good. to the polls, who is going to win? depends who you ask and it dehe pends who gets out and votes. minutes from now, the first friday morning poll, we will bring you the rasmussen numbers. jobs, gas, votes. "varney & company" is about to begin. >> right to the big story, which is the october jobs report. the unemployment rate rose to 7.9%. 171,000 jobs were created last month. and the real unemployment rate, which tallies those unemployed and underemployed fell ever so slightly, but holding at 14.6%, the economy is not creating enough new jobs to brighten the employment picture. three years after the recession ended we should be creating at least 250,000 new jobs a month. we are not. the economy remains weak, despite record government spending and an extra 5 1/2 trillion dollars worth of debt. aust austan goolsbee will be joining us, he helped to write the policies,'s no longer with the administration, he hasn't been here for a while, but returning today. here is how it went last time
from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. and if you can go even further and send it back to the private sector that's even better. we're borrowing $1.6 trillion more this year than we're taking in. >> including disaster relief? >> we cannot afford to do those things without jeopardizing the future for our kids. it is simply immoral in my view. for us to continue to rack up larger and larger debt and pass them on to our kids, knowing full well that we'll all be dead and gone before it's paid off makes no sense at all. >> just to recap, governor romney, at least the governor romney of 2011, believed the government could not afford programs like fema and i said it was immoral and made no sense to keep spending money on disaster relief and even better to send these to the private sector. when reached for a statement, romney's campaign of 2012 told us, governor romney believes that states should be in charge of emergency management in responding to storms and other natural disasters in their jurisdictions. as the first responders states are in
need government to step in and solve these problems. most of the heroic things have been done by businesses, families and churches. president barack obama has dealt with this crisis. it did not hurt that the governor of new jersey, you know, had very complimentary things to say about him. we will see if this caused a bit of a stall in the bit from a momentum we have seen over the last few weeks. connell: we stopped to asking questions like that the past couple days, for obvious reasons. we try to look at these sites that aggregate the polls. on average now it is all tied up nationally. i am sure the national polls that it was as we get to the last few days. the president seems to have a lead in ohio. how would you handicap it, if you are looking at it back i have been looking at the polls all morning. they do show, basically, a dead heat right now. probably had a two or three-point lead a week or two ago. the storm, a lot of people -- connell: i have to interrupt you. we have breaking news now with a briefing of the mayor, michael bloomberg. >> let me caution everyone listenin
. there is a sense that these kind of situations will make people turn and embrace big government, but you're already seeing a lot of of flaws in the federal response, fema not getting a lot of these generators that they promised online quickly, so, i don't see any kind of a national move toward bigger government as a result. >> paul: kim, the other big story this week is that the romney campaign has been expanding the field. the electoral field moving into pennsylvania with a very big ad buy much bigger than the obama campaign and even talking a little how the fact that minnesota could be into play and the president was in wisconsin, and close to campaign in iowa, places where he should, you think he would have locked up. do you take this expansion of the field seriously? >> yeah, and i think that this is part of the momentum argument for romney, now, you've had the obama campaign desperately trying to tamp that down saying it's not true, it's not real. the reality is what you've seen since the denver debate is mitt romney pulling ahead in a lot of places, now, that momentum has slowed down a little
of the economy except for government employment. government employment again fell pretty significantly, but across services, even manufacturing has been having some pretty good job growth. and retail trade, so it was kind of across the board for this month. overall, what you have seen is the health sector, if you say over the last two years, where have the jobs been growing? they haven't been really in anything touching on the housing market. so real estate, construction, those things haven't done well. but a lot of services, a lot of export related, and a lot of manufacturing have been kind of the sectors leading it. >> so the president is promising in the next four years if elected he will create jobs in the millions. mitt romney is promising if elected he'll create 12 million jobs. but at the same time, romney underscoring government isn't the one that creates jobs. how does either one deliver on the promise of creating millions of jobs? >> well, you know, the first thing to note is when an economy is growing, even at a moderate pace, it's going to generate a lot of jobs. i think if
by the volt, bogged down by a pension, bogged down by government interference, i don't know. >> all of solvable exception the pension problem. they didn't go through a regular structured bankruptcy which is what romney said they could do. yeah, but governor romney there was no private finance, remember the financial markets were collapsing and yet if you read his op-ed and i did the other way, 2008 op-ed put it in restructured bankruptcy and then have government-- >> as a back stop. >> a lot of conservatives don't like that, but you can see what he was talking about. charles: it would have worked, i agree. >> and what's key tt bankruptcy, it would have lowered their labor costs and would have been a requirement in the bankruptcy they're at $80 an hour and now at 60 when the competition is 40. ford is doing better versus what chrysler is doing. look what happened with chrysler, they're in trouble and they're trying to attack romney in ohio and not working and even mother jones, overliberal mother jones says that romney is right, chrysler is going to be-- >> and here is the thing, and
difficult period. thanks so much for watching. chris matthews and "hardball" is next. >>> good government, good politics. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let me start tonight with this, i can't think of a better job than helping the american people defend themselves. fortunately for president obama, that's his job this week. he signed up for it, and now it needs doing. there's no walking away from it, nothing that takes precedence over putting his head and heart into ensuring the absolute best to the absolute best of his ability that people in the northeast part of the country recover and begin to reconstruct from this natural emergency. and every second this pred applies himself, the most he must hope that the electoral momentum will shift in his direction because these several days will test if the president shares the hope on which he's built his public life. here is the latest on sandy's devastating impact. this storm has been blamed for at least 38 deaths so far. there's new video this afternoon showing the massive destruction along the
and this president. hemingway called it grace under pressure, the highly educated call it good government. the american people who count the most call president obama's handling of tropical storm sandy positive. 4 out of 5 give him good marx as first responder in the crisis. the question before the election is whether this huge story about disaster and executive response is the last big one before we vote. is it the october surprise? the black swan that swoopes out of nowhere and changes everything? as scarlet o'hara said, there's always tomorrow. chuck todd is nbc's political director and john heilemann is new york magazine's national affairs editor and msnbc analyst. i guess that's my question to start but let me give you this first. the president this afternoon bagged a big endorsement, new york mayor mike bloomberg who is always interesting to watch. he cited the president's stance on climate change the major reason. he writes, quote, one believes a woman's right to choose should be protected for future generations. one does not. that difference given the likelihood of supreme court v
to our partners in the federal governme government. president obama has been on top of this situation and very informed. i've spoken to him several times myself. he wants to know what new york needs. he has been all over. fema has been fantastic. and responsive and working these types of situations. i have total respect for the job that fema is doing. i want to thank them very much as well as the army corps of engineers. as you all know, one of the major problems still is the water in the tunnels, the water has receded, so when you drive around, it looks like most of the water is gone, but the water filled the subway tunnels in many places, fill the brooklyn battery tunnel, and when the water fills the tunnels, that means con-edison has issues. much of con-ed's equipment was in the tunnels, so getting the water out of the tunnels probably the main -- one of the main orders of business right now. first a transportation update. as you know, the new york city buses are at full service today. thank you, mr. joe and your extraordinary team. there will be limited commuter rail service on me
rangel on the government's stormy response to sandy and how it reverberates. and first the very latest what's going on. forget the dollars, it's sandy thing is turning dire, very dire, over 100 dead now with the count expected to go higher as rescue workers finally reach the flooded homes and no less than michael bloomberg predicting more bodies will be found. and president obama fema headquarters this morning, holding a conference call with the governors of new york, new jersey, and connecticut. and it's that '70s show in the garden state all over again. new jersey governor chris christie ordering odd-even rationing to ease the incredibly long lines. and odd numbers on the license plates, odd days and even numbers on the plates, in some 12 counties and governor mitt romney wrapping up an event in new hampshire and governor gin cal travelling with him. we'll talk to him in a few moments. back to staten island and the storm after the storm. those escaping death now pleading with city officials for food, water, and any help they can get. to anna kooiman on staten island now, anna? >> all
and power outages, very effectively. lots of folks spreading updates from government officials, power companies and news organizations really helping to get that word out. sandy, new jersey, fema, business, hudson river, tappan zee bridge, all of the top trending topics on twitter. instagram has seen thousands of photos taken. interestingly delaware is the state with the highest amount of buzz around the storm followed by new jersey and then connecticut, but a picture is really what's worth a thousand words, and there are thousands of them. here are just a few. the fdyn, as you with see here, putting up a picture of the waves crashing into the bridge in brooklyn and then if you look over here, we've got a picture of the white house. this is the situation room. president obama tweeting out this very powerful. moving over here, you've got sandbags in jersey city, new jersey, justin solomon out with our reporter brian schactman in montauk tweeting that picture, and that's only gotten worse since then. there's more pictures from monta montauk. nbc's ron allen in atlantic city. check out t
between the two campaigns and two visions. one says that government should get out of the way and let the private sector do its job. one, the president's campaign, said government's important. at a time like this, people are reminded as clearly and as graphically as they can be how important government is, how important it is that fema does its job and the state of new jersey and governor christie and his people do their job and that andrew cuomo and mayor bloomberg do their job. so government matters. this brings that home to people. >> what about the idea that people are just upset? you've got millions of people still without power. you've got, you know, all of this cleanup going on. isn't there some truth to the idea that people are just not happy right now and they go against the incumbent as a result of that, for no other reason just because mother name impacted their lives? >> the people are smarter than that. as long as they see the relief efforts are moving quickly and that the president or governors or mayors are doing everything they can, they're going to appreciate those ef
of settle on the big question, how much government are we going to have, and how are we going to pay for it, then a lot of the other stuff falls into place. >> can you get medicare done? >> i think we can. >> because republicans demagogue it. democrats demagogue it. everybody's demagogued it through the years. can you go to the republicans and say, guys, we've got to do this together. >> well, here's what we can do. look, i'm on record, i think turning it into a voucher is a bad idea. i do think, though, that anybody realistically looks at it and says, if we're spending 17% of our gdp on health care and every other country's spending 11% and their outcomes are better, that difference is 6%, that's our deficit and our debt. and so let's find good ideas -- now, i stole a whole bunch of ideas from a massachusetts governor that i think over time is going to save us money. the $716 billion that governor romney suggests i stole from medicare actually is money that we are saving in the system and extending the life of medicare. so i think there are ways we can do this in a creative way. but if we
metropolitan region and other areas where others are saying, well, great job, the government is doing a wonderful job. >>guest: it is disgraceful. we started mobilizing on sunday and getting manpower together but it is unfortunate to see these people in staten island. people do not realize what happened. the water surged my son's house people heard the when and they went to the basement for protection and when the 4' or a -- 5' surge, that is a tsunami. cars were moved. you can see staten island the positions of cars and boat, so imagine a person being in the wave. >>neil: the mayor hinted the body count could go up as we discover hopefully nothing like katrina dimensions people stuck in their homes and died, drowned or electrocuted. >>guest: we have the best police department in the world. but we have to go house-to-house. if the door is lock you have to get in the house, see if somebody is in there. >>neil: how do they mark homes? >>guest: they mark if it is dangerous to go in. if in is no floorboard they worry about that. my thing is, you have to get in the houses. you have a lot o
is for the government has a part to play, but individuals have a part to play, too. you've got to be working together so when people -- some of these people, obviously, their pain is genuine and totally understandable. but some of these people did, you know, were told to leave and didn't leave. and you understand why they didn't. it makes sense in human terms, but, you know, there is a responsibility that you have for yourself in addition to what the government obviously has for you. and again, if both sides are woaren't working together, that's when things fall apart. >> the person talking about they're pulling bodies out of water, the economy has to keep going, and there is potentially, meacham, some sort of symbolism as well. they're grappling with that in other towns and communities up and down the east coast are probably dealing with similar types of decisions as they try and move on. >> it's phenomenally complicated. >> really complicated. >> at what point do you show you're strong, restill yebzisil. >> no better way. >> the debate about what should be done after the attacks 11 years ago. it was t
government will be working as closely as possible with the state and local officials, and we will not quit until this is done. we are not going to tolerate red tape. we're not going to tolerate bureaucracy. and i've instituted a 15-minute rule essentially on my team, you return everybody's phone calls in 15 minutes. whether it's the mayors, the governors, county officials. if they need something, we figure out a way to say yes. >> and the president of the united states and i have now had six conversations since sunday. that shows to me a level of caring and concern and interest that i think a leader should be giving to this type of situation. this was as comfortable and relaxing an interaction i've had with the president since i've known him. and i think it's because we're both doing what we want to do, which is to get things done. there will be some folks who will criticize me for complimenting him. you know what? i speak the truth. that's what i always do. sometimes you guys like it. sometimes you don't. sometimes politicians like it. sometimes they don't. but i say what i feel and what
will it cost the government's disaster refund leaf fu -- relief fund, and is there enough to cover it? eamon javers is here with more. >> you can see a very swollen potomac river. you can see a lot of debris going down the river. we've seen entire trees floating by our position here. the potomac has stayed in its banks. over here, they have these massive 20-foot flood walls that were ready to roll in case the river breached its banks last night. so far, so good here. as for the federal government's response, we just had a conference call with fema. they have about $3.6 billion left in their disaster contingency fund. that's as of october 26th. they're also saying that president obama when he made that major disaster declaration for new jersey and for new york, he did that verbally. what that meant was they were able to cut through a lot of the red tape and move this process along and get the response going even before the disaster happened. they're also saying that fema is dispatching housing inspectors to go out and take a look at the claims. they want to avoid any kind of massive fraud pro
is the size of his government footprint? but he needs on to be able to do that to keep the rest of us in line doing the right things. drinking the 16 ounce or less sugary sodas. anyway, go made. >> let's get a preview of today's jobs report. joining us right now from new york is the chief economist of fao economics. also from chicago, we have lou graves. good morning to both of you. lou, i think you're looking for a lower number than economists consensus. why are you looking for a lower number? >> one is a shift in what i see the local government education sector. >> war of the words. sorry. i don't know why my mike is open. >> but we've seen a shift into august for that sector. the hiring for that sector in august and september was the highest in the 57 year history that they've been following that. so if the other adjust the number this month only brings it up to the averages of the next few years, i think we can get a decline of, say, 25,000 in that sector. so that's why i think the government will be weaker than the private secretary it tore. but as far as the private sector goes, the emp
. it was crystal clear that militias were taking over that al-qaeda were flying flags above government buildings in benghazi. >> greta: explain to the 9-16 cable and the other one you spoke, one is classified, one is not. what wo one be classified and other not and who makes that determination? >> the state department has rigid rules about that. i think the ambassador was abiding by those. again, i can't comment on the classified. when we were bombed on june 6th --. >> greta: i'm curious, making a document classified is a convenient way to keep things out of the hands of the public. it's classified and protected or what? >> oftentimes there is specificd methods, specific people that are involved that are helping our government. we don't want those revealed or those people killed. that would put it into a degree of classification where others are more general information that you can hand to anybody. the information the committee has been talking about and leased is the unclassified category. >> greta: short time after 9/11 you made a trip to libya. you had a number of conversations. you spoke wi
government can help. >> part of the reason we will be able to respond quickly to all of this is that they help that fema financing was in place. leaving aside campaign jabs for post-crisis unit. >> you see neighbors helping neighbors and you are reminded what america is all about. >> on the downside, if power isn't restored to hundreds of thousands of americans they could vent their frustrations at the ballot box. >> consider the politics of all of this. super storm sandy has two battleground states new hampshire and virginia. the way this could hurt president is by des pressing the early vote. neither new hampshire origingin has in person early votes. it comes down to election day turn out. let's look at the states it did devastate. new jersey, new york, connecticut those are blue states where the president is already positioned to win. anderson? >> the president begins campaigning again tomorrow is that correct? >> yes, he is on the road tomorrow. >> go ahead. he is in colorado, nevada, and colorado, nevada and one other battleground state and then he heads to ohio.
up primarily by the federal government. in concert with local and state governments. the federal government pays the bulk of the bill. and you have a large number of states. and my guess is, this is going to be extensive damage from a financial point of view, which federal government through fema, federal emergency management agency, et cetera, ultimately winds up paying for. state and locals pay a portion of it. but it's a small portion. i don't believe that's going to have a significant impact long term. the expenses diffused. it's not good for state and local governments because we're already under a lot of pressure but i think that's going to be manageable. and i don't think it's going to have a major impact. i just -- your question earlier on when do the markets get up and running and is there a delay, i think if there's an economic impact, that would be it. that's why the white house is concerned. i'm going to be reaching out to secretary geithner to make sure we're coordinated to everything we can to get wall street everything it needs to be operational as soon as possible
? a little bit for everybody. all right. now, okay, "new york times." a big storm requires big government. disaster coordination is one of the most vital functions of big government, which is why mitt romney wants to eliminate it. at a republican primary debate last year, mr. romney was asked whether emergency management was a function that should be returned to the states. he not only agreed, he went further. mr. romney not only believes that states acting independently can handle the response to a vast east coast storm better than washington, but that companies can do an even better job. he said it was immoral for the federal government to do all these things if it means increasing the debt. many don't like the idea of free aid for poor people or think people should pay for their bad decisions, which this week includes living on the east coast. >> what do you want me to say? >> nothing. i really don't want you to say anything. >> no, i want to say something. >> okay. go ahead and say something. >> that's absolutely ridiculous. >> okay. >> i think what mitt romney is absolutely ridiculou
before tuesday's election. it's the october johns report from the government will be released in just about 90 mosts. both the obama campaign and the romney campaign hope the numbers will boost those economic arguments they've been making through this campaign and right into the final days of the race. we have complete coverage of what to expect this morning. let's begin with christine. she's got a look at what we could see. >> could see an unemployment rate that kicks up to about 7.9%. that's the forecast of economists surveyed by cnn money, soledad. 125,000 jobs added overall. for net new job creation. the important thing here is the trend. and it is the trend that has been so important to american families. american workers. and the two political campaigns, quite frankly. the president took office with unemployment rate at 7.8%, soledad. and then embarked on a massive stimulus plan and unemployment rate kept rising to 10%. but then started to come down. started to come down and is now back at 7.8%. and we got that number, of course, last month. and that was a big surprise overall.
and analysis from our market experts. and is sandy a case for big government? why some are using the superstorm to say big government really is better. we separate the fact from fiction of that argument. that's all ahead on this special edition of "the closing bell." customer erin swenson bought from us online today. so, i'm happy. sales go up... i'm happy. it went out today... i'm happy. what if she's not home? (together) she won't be happy. use ups! she can get a text alert, reroute... even reschedule her package. it's ups my choice. are you happy? i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. i'm happy. happy. happy. happy. happy. (together) happy. i love logistics. >>> all right, getting back to breaking news on netflix, herb greenberg is on the story. >> netflix shares up about 17% right now, they've been flying and just the recent 10, 15, 20 minutes news hit carl icon taken a 9.9% stake in the company. icahn has been buying the shares since early september and he's identified netflix because he believes it's undervalued in its dominant position and international growth prospects and it may
. that equated to over 5,000 jobs. to be honest, i don't think the government on both sides has done enough to stimulate the economy and really create jobs in america. i'm glad to see the number go down it, but let's face it, we still have 14 million people unemployed. certainly so many people are being left behind and we need to do more. i also am very concerned about the states in which we have 42 of the 50 states facing a budget deficit. as a result of that, we're going to see cuts in social services. these are the kind of things that i hope whoever is elected president will be able to work with both sides and finally see the bipartisan cooperation that we need to lead the country out of the situation that we're in. as i said, my vote is for the president. >> all right. we'll leave it there. howard, good to talk with you. thanks so much. >> thank you. >> see you soon. howard schultz joining us at starbucks. let's get to bertha coombs with a market flash update. >> priceline beating the street on earn this afternoon. revenues topped expectations at $1.71 billion compared to $1.66 billion
for the movement in 2012. her prospects in or out of government are among conversations among conservative leaders. she's making sure she's well-positioned for the future if they lose. that was a week before election day in 2008. sarah palin's plans for saving her own skin once they lost the election were being leaked by her allies. and we know from people inside that campaign it caused enormous tension inside the mccain/palin camp. so imagine how this went over this week in the romney campaign. publically, the romney campaign is on their we're going to win tour. we're even going to win pennsylvania tour. that's what they are saying publically. that's their public message. meanwhile the associated press publishes a story that's eerily similar to the sarah palin's post-election defeat plan. this time it's paul ryan whose future is being leaked about by his supporters who are fairly, clearly assuming that they are about to lose and they need to think of something else for paul ryan to do because he's not going to be business i si as vice president. publically ryan and allies maintain that momentum i
, govern in prose. he is trying to campaign as a candidate of change and president obama is trying to reconcile that inspiring rhetoric with the record he has to run on, he's making a much more modest case. we're not there yet, but we have turned the corner, made progress, and don't turn back the clock on the policies. it is a different argument certainly than we heard from barack obama four years ago. >> what don is asking the question we have been getting from undecided voters, right? like barack obama, i understand he got -- handed a bad economy, but things aren't as much better as i thought they were going to be and i like what mitt romney is saying how he sees the future looking like but i'm not sure how he gets there. >> we hear a lot of swing voters talking about the deficit and the debt. concerned about the economy, the jobs. but that's not abstract. they understand that on a fundamental level and that's a key pitch the republicans have been making. that issue does resonate with people at their kitchen table. >> all right. great conversation. thank you, guys. >> i got one q
governments for certain assistance from the federal government. if you need temporary housing or business loan, things of that nature are all freed up. just got this from the white house, fema is going door-to-door, people might need assistance at the coast guard and taking the lead to identify hazardous floodwaters. not exactly the cleanest water on earth. how do you dispose of that and also fema will support any request from state officials who need help with polling places next week, only a few days from the federal election. the irs is granting taxpayers affected by the hurricane until november 7th if they were supposed to file returns or payments for today. the fdic telling financial institutions if they are having problems with their reporting timeline they can contact them as well. campaign continues tomorrow. mitt romney will be in virginia. president obama back on the campaign trail. green bay, wisconsin, boulder, colorado, las vegas. melissa: thanks for that report. ashley: let's get back to check the markets. the dow up by 35 points and have been in this range for a while. nicole pe
the conservative view and that precludes any disasters and that's a role of government. overreaction is more typical and you see that this morning. you're at work and i know where in new jersey you are and you have to cross george washington to get there. >> gordon, there must be some group of people who feel -- i think katrina was the dividing line. things changed. there used to be people who wanted to press this. take advantage of it. it seems like that is universally ruled as being reckless and indangendangerment. that wasn't the case before katrina. >> that's cya. public officials don't be a bonus for being right but they get criticized for being wrong. since katrina, you're right, everyone is taking conservative. hard to argue with that because when they are correct, it was the correct thing to do. as you see, you get to work and a lot of people can't get to work even if they wanted to. >> gordon, it's david faber. let's assume this goes through tomorrow and wednesday we start to see a break. how quickly can things get back to normal for the airline industry in this country? >> david, t
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